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Viktor Ryzhkin

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Viktor Ryzhkin
Personal information
Full nameViktor Ivanovich Ryzhkin
Country representedSoviet Union
Born (1937-04-26) 26 April 1937 (age 82)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Former partnerIrina Grishkova
Lyudmila Pakhomova
Former coachElena Tchaikovskaya

Viktor Ivanovich Ryzhkin (Russian: Виктор Иванович Рыжкин; born 26 April 1937 in Moscow)[1] is a former ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union. With Lyudmila Pakhomova, whom he had initially coached,[2] he won three Soviet national titles and placed 10th at the 1966 World Championships. Their partnership ended in 1966.[3] With his next partner Irina Grishkova, Ryzhkin finished 4th at the 1968 European Championships and 5th at the 1968 World Championships. They won gold medals at the 1967 Prague Skate and twice at the Prize of Moscow News.

After retiring from competition, Ryzhkin worked as a skating coach at CSKA Moscow.[4]


With Pakhomova

Event 1964 1965 1966
World Championships 10th
European Championships 7th
Soviet Championships 1st 1st 1st

With Grishkova

Event 1966–67 1967–68
World Championships 7th 5th
European Championships 8th 4th
Prague Skate 3rd 1st
Prize of Moscow News 1st 1st
Soviet Championships 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Рыжкин Виктор Иванович" [Ryzhkin Viktor Ivanovich] (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  2. ^ "Lyudmila Pakhomova and Alexander Gorshkov: the first Olympic champions in ice-dancing". The Voice of Russia. 2008-08-26. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  3. ^ "Пахомова заразила Горшкова фанатизмом". РОДНАЯ ГАЗЕТА № 45(181) (in Russian). 2006-11-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  4. ^ Swift, E.M. (1988-02-29). "1988 Flashback: A Magical Twosome". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
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